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Definition of fitting adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(formal) suitable or right for the occasion synonym appropriate The award was a fitting tribute to her years of devoted work. A fitting end to the meal would be strawberry shortcake. It is fitting that we hold this memorial service on the grounds of the school he helped build.
  2. 2-fitting (in adjectives) having a particular fit a tight-fitting dress
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: fitting